The Lions Den
A Newsletter for Lynnhaven Elementary Families
Message from the Principal
Dear Lynnhaven families,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this message to our families. This past weekend, we were notified of the untimely death of one of our staff members, Sonja Goldson-Trotman. Mrs. Goldson-Trotman was a PALS teachers here at Lynnhaven for a number of years and made an incredible mark on many students.
Understandably, the death of a teacher may be extremely traumatic to a child. While Mrs. Goldson-Trotman did not work individually with children this school year, she may have worked with your child(ren) in previous years. With this in mind, arrangements have been made to provide the assistance of additional counselors in our school should their services be needed by any of our students or staff. Please contact our office directly, reach out to your child's teacher, or reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Cofield, should you wish for your child to seek counseling.
As a PALS teacher here at Lynnhaven, Ms. Goldson-Trotman will be greatly missed. Her work made a positive impact on the lives of so many of our students, and she was a valued member of our Lion family.
We will join you in sharing our condolences to Ms. Goldson-Trotman’s family and keeping them in our hearts, especially here so close to the holiday season.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 648-3000.
Month at a Glance
STEM Robotics - every Tuesday from 2:40-4:35pm
5th Grade Strings - every Wednesday and Friday during P.E.
2nd Grade - Swim Lessons at Bow Creek Rec Center Dec. 3 - 14 9:30-11:30
December 1 - Saplings Field Trip - Chrysler Museum 9:00am
December 3 - SCA Officer Meeting
December 3 - Chorus Rehearsal
December 5 - Stings/Chorus Concert 6:00-7:00 pm
December 10 - Grade 4 Music Program Rehearsal (Speaking Parts)
December 12-19 - PTA Holiday Shop
December 12 - PTA Gingerbread House Building 6:00-7:30 pm
December 14 - Progress Reports Issued
December 17 - PreK MOCA Outreach Program
December 17 - SCA Officer and Class Rep Meeting 2:40-3:45pm
December 19 - Grades K & 1 Family Coffee Talk
December 21 - Early Dismissal 12:10 pm
December 22 - January 1
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